Blind Ossian's Fingal

    Blind Ossian's Fingal

    Fragments and Controversy

    James Macpherson

    Luath 2011

    Hardback 224pp Illustrated

    9781906817558   Product Code: 20299

    The poems of Ossian, Highland bard of the 3rd century, inspired the Romantic movement when they were 'rediscovered' and translated by James Macpherson in 1760. This volume is an introduction both to the poetry and to the continuing controversy about it: was it a hoax, entirely the work of Macpherson's imagination, or does it form part of a great Gaelic oral tradition? The texts of Fragments of Ancient Poetry and Fingal are reprinted here, together with contemporary and modern opinions. No jacket.

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